Hard Money Talks

Hard Money Talks

Hard Money Talks, a new podcast that explores the difficult money conversations that most people don't want to talk about. In Hard Money Talks we tackle financial topics such as financial abuse, spending addictions, financial infidelity, hidden addictions like sex and gambling, marriage issues, narcissistic divorce, bankruptcy, poverty mentalities and so much more! Lauren Greutman combines her experience as a drug and alcohol counselor with her current financial counseling work to help people with the underlying psychological issues about WHY these issues are occurring in the first place. "We need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they're falling in." = Desmond Tutu So - that is what we are doing with this show. Why are Americans failing with their money and their budgets? Let's go upstream and find out why they are falling in and help! Welcome to the Hard Money Talks Show!


November 8, 2022 57 mins

Are you wondering what you need to do to prepare yourself for a divorce? In this episode, I talk about my own divorces and the 2 different ways I went about them. I brought on divorce Attorney Rebecca Neal, a divorce attorney, to talk about how to prepare yourself for a divorce.

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While porn and sex addiction can have a number of negative consequences, one of the most destructive aspects of the disorder is the toll it takes on your finances. The cost of pursuing multiple sexual partners, paying for sex, and supporting a lifestyle that revolves around seeking out sexual experiences can quickly add up.

The financial strain of sex addiction can cause problems in all areas of life, from ruining relationships to ...

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Jini Thorton is a Money coach to some of the richest athletes and actors in the country. In this episode, she talks about how she teaches them how to handle their newfound riches and fame, and how getting rich and famous will not fix your money probems.

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Women have made great strides in the workforce over the years, but we still have a long way to go. According to a recent report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research, women are now the primary or sole breadwinners in 40% of households with children. This is a big shift from just a decade ago, when only 24% of households had female breadwinners.

So what's it like to be the woman carrying the financial load for your ...

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The financial implications of anorexia nervosa - that's what today's podcast is about. We all know that anorexia nervosa is a serious eating disorder with potentially deadly consequences, but what you may not know is that it also has some very real financial implications.

In this episode of the Hard Money Talks show, we'll take a closer look at some of the costs associated with anorexia nervosa and how they can impact b...

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This week we are talking about Money Mindset with my guest Caleb Williams and how your money mindset could be harming the way you handle your finances.⁠ We talked about the hard stuff, the life stuff, the reasons why we settle, the reasons why we give up...It is SO powerful!!!⁠

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Today we dig deeper into financial abuse, the warning signs when dating, and how to see the red flags before it's too late.

In today's episode, I bring on Kellye Sayre founder of The Diamond Arrow Group.

Kelly Sayre empowers women with realistic tactics and tools to help them live life safely and on their own terms. Her refreshing angle on women’s safety emphasizes non-physical, proactive situational awareness techniques th...

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Americans Likely Owe Hundreds of Billions of Dollars in Total Medical Debt. A new KFF analysis of government data estimates that nearly 1 in 10 adults (9%) – or roughly 23 million people – owe medical debt.

Today I brought on Marshall Allen who is an author and educator who helps you to protect yourself from egregious health care costs. He has spent more than fifteen years investigating the health care industry as a journalist, exp...

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In today's episode of the Hard Money Talks show, I brought on Shannah Game to talk about how to change your money mindset! Mindset is everything when it comes to financial decisions.

Shannah lost everything in a divorce and had to start over from scratch. As you can imagine, her mindset really needed help so she started learning how to fix that.

This is a powerful epsisode! 

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Are you worried about talking to your aging parents about their money? Are you worried that something will happen to them and they won't' be able to communicate with you about their estate?

In this week's episode, we talk with Cameron Huddleston about how her father passed away without a will, and she had to manage taking care of her mother with Alzheimer's while managing her estate and affairs.

This is a very uncom...

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In today's episode of the Hard Money Talks show, I talk about why you are being held back financially. Why do you continue to struggle with your finances? I dig deep into the reasons why you can't stick to a budget and what to do about it.

I brought on Financial Therapist Steven Hughes to talk about Financial Behaviors and the reasons why people aren't able to financially make a change for the future.

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Research shows money stress can make people up to 20 times more likely to make a suicide attempt. We saw this issue come to light recently with the popular TV show 'Squid Games'.

Financial hardship is a common problem. The average American is $52,930 in debt. This includes money owed for mortgages and leases as well as student loans; it also includes credit card debts that many of us are very aware can have physiological e...
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Do you have a young adult who just can't seem to get their financial act together? Is he or she unemployed and still living at home? Do you have a teenager who refuses to get a job?

This podcast is for parents of teenagers and young adults who want the best for their kids but are beginning to realize their OWN financial independence, and financial separation from their children has to become a priority as well.

My guest on toda...

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Discovering that you’ve been a victim of a narcissist can shatter your self-esteem and everything you’ve believed in.

Your self-worth and finances may be at an all-time low and you just want to hide under the covers and hibernate.

In this week's episode of the Hard Money Talks Show, I bring on Tracy Malone, author of the book "Divorcing your Narcissist: You can't make this shit up".

Tracy and I are both survivors of...

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March 21, 2022 47 mins

You are not alone if credit card debt has gotten out of control more than once in your life.

Michelle Lambright Black, aka The Credit Writer, was in and out of credit card debt twice while teaching others how to build credit.

Listen in for all the juicyness and get yourself some encouragement along the way.

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So I know it’s difficult to make decisions on what to do with your money and then try to implement them—especially when you add in the military. It can never be simple. It’s usually a combo like PCSing with a new baby or renting out your house during deployment. 

In today's episode of the show, I bring on Lacey Lanford from the Military Money Show to talk all about the financial challenges of being in the military.

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It's typical when someone gives up one addiction to turn to another one. In this episode of the Hard Money Talks Show, I talk to Linda Parmar a Certified Money Coach© who helps women who are ready to repair their relationship with money. 

Linda is a recovering alcoholic and in this episode, she talks about how when she gave up drinking her addiction turned to shopping.

3 years into her sobriety she realized that her spending ad...

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In this episode of the Hard Money Talks show, we talk to Jason Brown from Power Trades University. Jason is a millionaire who focuses on teaching others how to invest in the stock market. He wasn't always a millionaire though, as a child he slept on the floor in inner-city Detroit. Today we unpack the topic of poverty mentality and what it takes internally to go from rags to riches. Jason breaks down the mental barriers he had ...

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